I did some shopping on line last week. On Saturday, this arrived at my door:
Yesterday, I was doing this:
I'd always been a little leery of kayaking, because the boats are somewhat heavy and hard to lug around for someone my size. Add to that the whole having-to-cartop thing, and while I wanted to be able to get out on the water, I just wasn't sure it was doable.
But I started doing some research, and I discovered inflatable kayaks! Lightweight, easy and quick to inflate, and able to be carried in the back of a car! Oh, I was all over that.
Look! There's a UFO in this picture!:
Not really. I was trying to get a pic of a hawk.
I paddled right up to this duck family:
And I was flabbergasted when a bald eagle started circling above me and then splashed down into the water after a fish, not fifty feet in front of my boat.
(There's an eagle in that picture, honest; look for the white blob against the shoreline on the right. I didn't have time to zoom in before he was off again.)
Kayaking, man. What TOOK me so long?!